The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – February 2020

February is the shortest month, but it’s been a good one for my reading and reviewing. Eleven books reviewed, and a number of other books read due to a few visits to the rather prestigious library belonging to my alma mater in preparation for The Bodies From The Library conference later this year.

Unabashed plug time: The Bodies From The Library conference is the finest conference for fans of classic detective fiction. You can get a feel for what to expect with my reports of previous events:

Well, it’s been absolutely amazing in the past, and I promise to do my best not to ruin it. You may or may not be aware, but this year, I’m going to be one of the speakers. I’ll be in conversation with fellow blogger Kate Jackson, talking about (surprise, surprise) Brian Flynn. And there’ll be plenty of other speakers – Martin Edwards, Alison Joseph, Kate Ellis, Tony Medawar, Curtis Evans, Moira Redmond, Len Tyler, John Curran, Christine Poulson, Jake Kerridge and Jim Noy – talking on a variety of other topics – Ngaio Marsh, Patrick Quentin, Gladys Mitchell, Ellery Queen,  Peter & Anthony Shaffer, Anthony Gilbert, Anne Meredith, Lucy Malleson, GAD in the US and how crime fiction is created. If you want to find out more, do pop over to the website and get your tickets!

Right, plug over – time for this month’s reading (not including the bonus Flynn titles that I’ll be posting reviews for every Friday).

So, Book Of The Month… well, The Horn is making a good case for being one of my favourite Flynn mysteries, so why not? Although the motive from The Fortescue Candle runs it a close second.

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